Dead by Daylight – Behaviour Interactive’s massively popular survival horror game – sees four ‘survivors’ desperately attempt to escape from one of over 20 different killers over the course of a game.
While the solo experience is all well and good, playing Dead by Daylight with friends is – for us anyway – the most fun way to experience the game. In 2020, BHVR finally introduced the ability to play with friends cross-platform thanks to crossplay – a feature that had been on the wishlists of many players for quite some time.
Thanks to this, you can now take on the role of either a survivor or the killer themselves, as you flee from or hunt down your friends – be they on PC or console. But how do you add your friends cross-platform in the first place? Can you play with your friends on mobile? And how do you turn crossplay off if you want to queue as a solo against other players on your chosen platform only? Fortunately, we have the answers on Dead by Daylight crossplay for you right here.
Here’s all the details on Dead by Daylight crossplay.
Is Dead by Daylight crossplay?
Dead by Daylight received full crossplay support across PC and console in August 2020. BHVR also plans to add further support when the Stadia version of Dead by Daylight launches later this year.
We're super excited to announce that Cross-Play & Cross-Friends are now available on PC and Consoles. For more information: https://t.co/ivO7zdTDMc
Note: Players will have to quit and restart the game for the change to take effect. #deadbydaylight #DBD #dbdcrossplay pic.twitter.com/S2wBpHivO5
— Dead by Daylight (@DeadByBHVR) August 13, 2020
How to add friends on Dead by Daylight cross-platform
Dead by Daylight currently lets you play with friends on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and the Microsoft Store. You can add your Dead by Daylight friends in just a few simple steps:
- Open up your friends list
- Click the friend icon+ in the top right corner of the list
- Type in the full username of your friend, including the four digit hashtag (this can be found in the top left corner of the list)
- Click ‘invite a friend’ to send them a request
- Once accepted, you’re good to go
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Dead by Daylight mobile crossplay
Dead by Daylight currently has limited cross-platform support for mobile. This means that, while Android and iOS players can play together, they can’t play with friends on PC or console.
How to communicate with friends cross-platform on Dead by Daylight
As in-game communication is handled by each platform’s online service (PSN, Xbox Live, etc.), we recommend a third-party program like Discord, which can be installed on both PC and mobile devices.
Once Discord is installed, you can add your friends to a private call, or even create a dedicated server where you can all plot your next Dead by Daylight session.
How to turn off Dead by Daylight crossplay
If you only want to queue up against players on your chosen platform, you can turn off crossplay by simply heading into your settings, making your way down to the ‘Online’ category, and unchecking the ‘cross-play’ option.
We’d recommend keeping crossplay turned on, however, as limiting the pool of players you can play with will have a pretty sizable effect on your queue times. So be warned.
That’s all we have for you for now. As always, should BHVR add further support or change how crossplay works, we’ll be sure to keep you updated right here.